Do I need to update my sim card?

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by jeff1k345, Oct 20, 2016.

  1. jeff1k345 macrumors newbie

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    I've had an iPhone 5 for the past 3 years with the same sim card and my new 7+ is coming today. Will updating my sim card have any benefits or can I just put my existing sim card into the new phone?
     
  2. Mlrollin91 macrumors G4

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    Is it a SIM free model or a carrier model? If its carrier, it will come with a new SIM card.
     
  3. jeff1k345 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    It's the t-mobile model and I ordered it from t-mobile.
     
  4. daviddth macrumors 6502a

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    Pretty sure the iPhone 5 was the first with the Nano Sim, so it's unlikely you will need to update your sim
    but the carrier may include a new one. Here in Australia it's hit and miss - my old Sim was 4 years old and I opted for a new one but only because they asked if I wanted to or not. Wife and son are using 2 and 3 year old Sim's in their second and third phones respectively with no problems
     
  5. Applejuiced macrumors Westmere

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    Yes, it will come with a sim already inside the iPhone 7.
    You just have to call them to activate it. That's what I did for both your 7 Plus's.
    You dont need to use the old iPhone 5 sim card that you have.
     
  6. Dirtydutch macrumors 6502

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    That is correct you will be fine with ur current sim OP
     

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